In what is one of the more stressful months of the year it's more important than ever to keep the communication lines open and this is something that the love gods are coming to the party with. On the 10th May Venus, planet of love will return to your communication sector, where she'll stay until early next month, giving you the support and resources to ensure the communication lines are not only open, but that you're able to speak from the heart. It's while Venus is in your communication sector that the Moon will make his monthly visits to both your romantic and relationship sectors this month and with no planetary activity in either, these will be extremely important days on both fronts and in both instances having Venus in your communication sector will be a game changer. The Moon will make his monthly visit to your romantic sector from the 16th May to the 18th May, stirring up romantic sentiment, at a time that Venus is putting heart and mind on the same page and giving both a voice. During these days it will be all about wearing your heart on your sleeve. The most important relationship days of the year will be from the 21st May to the 23rd May, when the Moon makes his only visit to your relationship sector while Venus is in your communication sector. With communication the glue that holds everything together, with the Moon stirring your emotional and intuitive responses and Venus giving them a voice, these are not only some of the most important relationship days of the month but of the year.
While the personal and/or relationship tensions that began building in the second half of April will not only follow you into May but get worse before they get better, to have it any other way would mean sticking your head in the sand. For the reality is that for the first time in 28 years you're moving into a new solar year with Saturn standing guard in your relationship sector and over on the other side of the sky this puts him in opposition, making it impossible to sweep things aside. With the Sun and Venus having both survived a standoff with Saturn last month, it's Mars' opposition on the 1st May that will be the game changer. This is when your passions and your fighting spirit will kick in and with Mercury's opposition on the 5th/6th May the final hurdle, the scene is set for a breakthrough. As long as you work to keep the communication lines open and you work to not only maintain a balance between your personal and relationship needs, but to achieve real authenticity on both fronts, this is a chance to create something enduring. It's not that you're necessarily dealing with relationship issues you haven't dealt with before, the difference this time is that you're being forced to deal with them. Meanwhile Venus, planet of love is working to define both your romantic and relationship expectations before she leaves your sign on the 10th May, working to leave you with a clear sense of what you want from love and your relationships and what they need from you.
While the love gods will be laying low in the first part of the month, revealing their hands a lot more on both the romantic and relationship fronts as the month progresses, this leaves you free to enjoy a nostalgic trip down love's memory lane that Venus, planet of love is taking you on. By the time Venus leaves a nostalgic part of your chart and returns to your sign on the 10th May she'll be giving you a chance to dance with some old ghosts, indulge in some romantic nostalgia or do whatever you need to do in order to close old doors and extract all you can from a Venus cycle that is coming to an end. It's Venus' return to your sign on the 10th May that shifts your heart's focus to the future and between then and leaving your sign early next month, she'll be working to define your romantic and relationship expectations for the future and with this she'll have plenty of help. Joining up with Jupiter this will put the planets of love and luck on the same page, expanding your romantic confidence and your willingness to stand your ground. Venus will also get some help from the Moon, with his visit to your romantic sector from the 21st May to the 23rd May providing the romantic sentiment and insight needed to define your romantic expectations for the coming year. It's the Moon's visit to your relationship sector that could be a game changer, for here from the 25th May to the 27th May this will create a lunar eclipse on the 25th May. As well as giving you a clear sense of what you want from your relationships and what they need from you, this will introduce the element of fate and could bring things to a tipping point.
Despite the fact that there is likely to be some romantic and relationship tension this month, it's more a case that the love gods are waking you up to what you might be missing out on, making it a lot harder to settle for the status quo or for less. The pressure is coming from the fact that the love gods are not only asking you to take ownership of your romantic and relationship needs, but they are asking that you confront some balance issues. With Saturn making his first visit to your romantic sector in nearly 30 years, as he's being confronted by the planets moving through a social and serendipitous part of your chart this is calling you to account. At the same time that this is challenging you to wake up to your romantic needs, this is also getting you to address boundary lines and especially where your time is so taken up with others needs that you're forgetting your own. However, after last month's lunar eclipse in your romantic sector everything should be out in the open and any remaining tension should ease off in the first week of the month. It's on the relationship front that some new tension is building and it's coming less from your relationships and more from something that is being awoken in you personally. While Pluto is spending his first full month in retrograde motion in your relationship sector, making this a time of year when you will always go into a relationship review period during the 16 years he'll spend here, he's yet to meet the kind of challenges he and your relationships are about to face. There is something very strong and empowering being awoken within you, with a real personal blossoming over the coming months and already any personal and/or relationship tension is revealing balance issues that need to be taken seriously.
With no planetary activity in either your romantic or relationship sectors this is a month when the love gods will only be on part time duty and with one of the busiest and most potentially stressful professional months on your hands, your personal life could be pushed to the curb at times. However, as long as you give your love life and your relationship sectors your full attention at some critical points of the month that will be enough. What will make it a little easier to balance your personal and professional lives is Venus, planet of love's return to a social and serendipitous part of your chart on the 10th May, where for the rest of the month she'll trigger the laws of attraction and synchronicity, working to put you in the right place at the right time and to work behind the scenes to orchestrate some serendipitous moments or encounters. Where your attention needs to be is on the three critical points in the month when the love gods will be particularly active, twice on the relationship front and once on the romantic front. This is during the Moon's visits to both your romantic and relationship sectors and with no planetary activity in each this is the only time the love gods are able to act directly. The Moon will make two visits to your relationship sector, the first from the 2nd May to the 4th May and again from the 29th May to the 31st May. It's the Moon's visit to your romantic sector, creating the most romantically charged days of the year that could be the game changer. Returning from the 25th May to the 27th May this will trigger a lunar eclipse on the 25th May, introducing the element of fate at a time when Venus will be triggering the laws of attraction and synchronicity.
While the Moon, with a 29 day cycle, will usually visit your romantic and relationship sectors once a month, he'll visit both twice this month and you'll need both these visits at what is an important time on both fronts. While Mercury left your relationship sector mid April, wrapping up an extremely active and defining 2 months on the romantic front, until the Moon makes his first visit since then the circle hasn't been closed and things will still be up in the air. The Moon will make that visit from the 30th April to the 2nd May, with this visit more about making sense of the last few months, putting things into perspective and looking at where to from here. By the time the Moon returns for his second visit from the 31st May to the 2nd June, you should have a much clearer sense of where things stand and with a lot of water passing under the bridge between the Moon's first and second visit, a much better read on the powerful forces still in play on the relationship front. While the Moon will end the month in your relationship sector he'll begin the month in your romantic sector, having returned on the 30th April. Not due to leave until the 2nd May, this is not only the Moon's first visit since Pluto turned retrograde here, opening the door to second chances and a lot of romantic nostalgia, but since he started to come under pressure. By the time the Moon returns for his second visit to your romantic sector from the 27th May to the 29th May, you should have a better sense of both the second chances Pluto has opened the door to and of what you're fighting for on both the social and romantic fronts.
As you move into the new month you're at the very tail end of some of the most active and defining relationship weeks of the year, which began with Mars' return to your relationship sector on the 12th March and will end when Mercury, planet of communication leaves on the 2nd May. During that time Mars, the Sun, Venus and finally Mercury have moved through your relationship sector, leaving you with a clear sense of where things stand, what you're fighting for, what you want from your relationships and what they need from you and finally a chance to ensure the communication lines are open. The Moon will move through your relationship sector from the 6th May to the 8th May and while this may push some buttons and evoke some strong emotional or intuitive responses, coming just 4 days after Mercury left and in a month where there is likely to be subtle relationship pressure all month, this will be a chance to ensure the communication lines are open. This does set the scene for some relationship tension this month, but it's nothing you haven't experienced before and is more an effort by the love gods to ensure that things don't slide. It's no wonder then that the Moon is making two rather than his normal one visit to your romantic sector this month, in an effort to balance some of the more serious relationship forces in play. The Moon will move through your romantic sector from the 2nd May to the 4th May and returning on the same day that Mercury leaves your relationship sector this will bring some romantic sentiment into play at just the right time, reminding you that it's all about love. During this visit and his second visit from the 29th May to the 31st May, the Moon will be reminding you of the romantic passions and intentions you moved into the year with.
May is usually a fairly demanding month as far as relationship issues are concerned, for with the Sun always spending the first 3 weeks of May in your relationship sector this is not only getting everything out in the open and taking your blinkers off, with the Sun in opposition this creates some tension. However, there is no doubt that the personal and/or relationship tension this year is extreme and understandably so and is less to do with anything that might be wrong within your relationships and more to do with the cosmic conditions. For the first time in nearly 30 years not only the Sun, but Venus and Mars, who will also move into the new month in your relationship sector and Mercury who returns on the 2nd May, will all find Saturn in opposition, for the first time since 1985. Standing in your sign and demanding that you take your own power back, this is the first time in 28 years that what is your annual relationship review finds your personal needs unwilling to compromise. Saturn is demanding a new level of personal authenticity and ownership and where relationship forces at this time of year might normally swamp things, they're not able to this time around. With the Sun and Venus' oppositions with Saturn over by the time you move into the new month, Mars' opposition playing out on the 1st May and Mercury's on the 5th/6th May, this will be over early in the month. However, with Venus in your relationship sector until the 10th May, leaving on the same day as a powerful solar eclipse draws a major line in the sand, Mercury here from 2nd May to the 16th May, the Sun until the 21st May and Mars not leaving until the 31st May, this will remain the most powerful relationship month of the year and one of the most defining in several years.
You have two of the largest planets in the solar system stationed in your romantic and relationship sectors, not only making this an important point in the year for both romantic and relationship matters, but an important point in your lifetime on both fronts. Since Mars' return to your romantic sector on the 12th March the love gods have rallied around Uranus, here since 2011 and not leaving until 2019. However, by the end of the month the focus will be more on your relationships and the shift from one to the other will happen fairly early in the month, but romantic forces won't be going down without a fight. As you move into the new month Mercury is not only wrapping up his short visit to your romantic sector, but the active and defining push that Mars began back in March. Before leaving on the 2nd May Mercury will be working to give your heart a voice and to put heart and mind on the same page. The Moon will move through your romantic sector just a few days later, from the 6th May to the 8th May and pressure on Uranus all month will ensure that you don't fall asleep at the wheel. However, it's just 2 days after the Moon leaves your romantic sector that Venus, planet of love's return to your relationship sector on the 10th May triggers the start of some of the most important and auspicious relationship weeks and months of the year. It's then that Venus will team back up with lucky Jupiter to bring things home and due to leave next month, not returning for another 12 years, the largest planet in the solar system has been waiting for this moment. When the planets of love and luck get together this will put your relationships on an unstoppable roll and with Mercury returning on the 16th May, the Sun on the 21st May and Mars on the 31st May, the love gods will descend from every corner of the solar system.
May is always the most romantically charged month of the year for you, with the Sun always spending the first 3 weeks of May in your romantic sector each year and this year he's got friends. You'll move into the month with not only the Sun in your romantic sector but Venus, planet of love and Mars planet of passion with Mercury, planet of communication returning on the 2nd May. Had it not been for the fact that for the first time in 28 years Saturn is in opposition, this would have been nothing more than some pleasant romantic weeks and by the time Mars leaves on the 31st May it would all be over. But Saturn is on the other side of the sky, not only demanding that you deal with any balance issues and challenging your excuses, but evoking your romantic passions and fighting spirit, encouraging your inner romantic warrior to come out of its corner fighting. Meanwhile, there is something unexpected taking place behind the scenes and that is some stirrings on the relationship front. While May is a time of year when the love gods will always turn their attention to your romantic situation and love life, it's usually not until June/July that they get around to giving your relationships any attention. Yet something shifted last month and while this won't fully reveal itself until next month, already your relationship needs are not only becoming more defined, but the bar is being raised. Even any personal and/or relationship tension will work to your advantage, with your most important relationship year in over a decade kicking off next month.
Since Venus and the South Node left your romantic sector last August Jupiter has not only been on his own, but in retrograde motion from October 2012 to late January 2013 and even then just slowly regaining strength and momentum. For not only the largest, but the boldest planet in the solar system, he is not meant to operate in the shadows, with a sense of impatience and frustration likely to be setting in. This is supposed to be your luckiest year for love, yet everything has been on hold for so long that it's no wonder you might be giving up hope. Yet after all this time of waiting your patience is about to be rewarded, with Venus' return to your romantic sector on the 10th May set to see your patience pay off. It was Venus' 4 month visit to your romantic sector, from April to August 2012 that got this current chapter off the ground, but after handing Jupiter the romantic desires and expectations that will define this lucky year for love, Venus' parting words were 'I'll be back'. After waiting all this time Venus finally fulfils her promise with the planets of love and luck coming together again, this time to bring things home. With Mercury returning to your romantic sector on the 16th May, the Sun on the 21st May and Mars, planet of passion on the 31st May, by the end of the month the love gods will have every available planet on the job, throwing everything they have into bringing things up to speed. With Jupiter leaving your romantic sector next month, not to return for another 12 years this is show time, the month when the dress rehearsals end and the real thing begins.
This is not usually a time of year when the love gods are particularly active, with June/July usually the most romantically charged months of the year and August/September the months when the focus shifts to your relationships. However, this is not a usual year and while it may have come disguised as just another year as far as love was concerned, this is the month when the disguise starts to slip and you start to sense that something might be building behind the scenes. Let's face it, you've had some fairly tough years, with Mars spending 8 months in your relationship sector in 2011/2012 and just a few years earlier Saturn spent some challenging years there as well. Over recent years this has put a lot of focus on your relationships and some real demands and challenges as well, with the love gods throwing out the odd scraps on the romantic front. In a universe where everything must eventually balance itself out you are well overdue some major payback on the romantic front and that's exactly what you're getting this year. Next month Jupiter, planet of luck will return to your romantic sector kicking off your luckiest year for love in over a decade and with Venus, Mercury, Mars and the Sun all set to invest time and energy over the coming months to get things off the ground, this will more than balance the scales. However that's next month, so why are things already stirring? That's because early last month the love gods sent in a stealth crew that will remain on guard until things are strong enough to move on their own and their job is to help you define what you want and need from love, with your heart already starting to look beyond the superficial, to what will really nurture your heart and bring the greatest sense of satisfaction. If it feels like something is starting to stir on the romantic front, it's because it is.